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Anger toward the unvaccinated will only cause more harm

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Anger toward the unvaccinated will only cause more harm

"The unvaccinated patient is the addicted person, the overweight patient, the smoker in the waiting room. Our antipathy toward them endangers their health, maybe their lives. The unvaccinated will not…
January 7, 2022

Anger toward the unvaccinated will only cause more harm

“The unvaccinated patient is the addicted person, the overweight patient, the smoker in the waiting room. Our antipathy toward them endangers their health, maybe their lives. The unvaccinated will not be convinced with stigma. They will be convinced with integrity, sincerity, and love.

Stigmatization has never been an effective health intervention. And that’s exactly what these reflexive responses to the unvaccinated are. It’s not righteousness, as if righteousness ever helped in an examining room. These days, maintaining grace and an open heart to the unvaccinated is the most ethical practice a physician can undertake.”

Stephanie Sun is an internal medicine physician.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Anger toward the unvaccinated will only cause more harm.”

Reflect and earn 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME for this episode.

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